Judges Ruling Favors Songwriters, ASCAP

A federal judge has ruled that Yahoo, AOL, and RealNetworks could owe songwriters as much as $100 million over seven years as payment for streaming their songs on the web. 

ASCAP has been caught up in a court case with the web giants over a blanket licence to compensate songwriters for the music they have created.  More on this story here.

ASCAP has posted a press release of the decision on their site.

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